Meanwhile at Walmart....video is surfacing surrounding an incident earlier this year in Washington State. According to the olympian.com, a 44 year old man (Tim Day) walked into a Tumwater, WA Walmart and fired shots at a locked ammunition case before running out of the store and attempting a carjack, shooting the driver twice. It was then according to theolympian.com, an armed Oakville, WA man (yet to be identified) then shot and killed Day. Watch the events unfold in today's "Video of the Day" and tell us, do events like these influence your feeling about the 2nd Amendment?
Mayor Greg Fischer joins Tony to talk about Verizon donating millions in technology equipment (tablets/laptops) to JCPS, the Jack O Lantern spectacular opening up again at Iroquois Park and - also in South Louisville - Iroquois Farm, which will be a community farm and learning space on the site of a former housing project. Give a listen!
The center of Hurricane Michael at 2 am EDT Tuesday morning was 450 miles S of Panama City in Florida. The maximum sustained wind speeds are 92 MPH with gusts to 115 MPH. Michael is forecast to become a major hurricane in about 24 hours or so. Life-threatening storm surge is likely along parts of the coasts of the Florida Panhandle, in the Florida Big Bend, and Nature Coast, and a storm surge warning is in effect for these areas. Damaging winds also will extend inland across parts of the Florida Panhandle, southern Georgia, and southeast Alabama as Michael moves inland. It is possible that heavy rainfall from Michael may produce life-threatening flash flooding from the Florida Panhandle and Big Bend region into sections of Georgia and South Carolina. NBC News' "Micheal" Bower is following.
The president has seemingly laid the blame for the Kavanaugh debacle squarely at the feet of the Democrats, calling it a "disgraceful situation, brought about by people that are evil." But as the dust settles, was the Kavanagh conflict only about partisan politics? Or did the events of the past 3 weeks reveal a huge chasm between both parties, larger than 1 Supreme Court nominee? And as for the many noses that are out of joint on Capitol Hill, what about the American people? Aren’t we -- red voters, blue voters and purple voters -- the ones who suffer most if our Congress can’t demonstrate some civility and work in concert? ABC News Political Analyst Alex Castellanos breaks it down with Tony.
Google said it's pulling the plug on its unpopular Google+ social network after admitting to a software bug that exposed the personal information of as many as 500,000 users. The tech giant announced the news on the company blog, disclosing the compromised user-privacy issue for the first time, despite knowing about it for seven months. This was revealed the same day that Facebook started taking pre-orders on "Portal and Portal+" the new voice-controlled, video-calling devices with Amazon’s Alexa. And lest Facebook's recent security breaches make you wonder how smart it will be to put Facebook camera in your home, the social media behemoth says it doesn’t listen to, view or keep the contents of your Portal calls, and video calls themselves are encrypted. The company adds that the Smart Camera and Smart Sound features inside the hardware use artificial intelligence that runs locally on Portal and not on Facebook’s servers. You can’t record video through Portal either. And the AI camera does not support facial recognition to determine who you are. As with other smart assistants, Portal is listening for the “Hey, Portal” wake word and only then, Facebook says, are your voice commands sent to Facebook’s servers. You can go into the Facebook Activity Log to delete your vocal history. ABC's Cheri Preston has the latest.
Afghanistan is less than 2 weeks away from elections, and the Taliban is sounding off. NBC News Radio's Bill Zimpfer explains what is happening.